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Hooray - Farewell to Koo Koo Roo Beverly Hills

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Scooty Apr 16, 2004 04:16 PM

Just drove by today, and though I was moving in the car, I believe a new Hana Sushi is going in.

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    Curt Apr 17, 2004 12:06 PM

    Now we won't have to drive to Brentwood to be seen!

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      Scooty Apr 17, 2004 04:14 PM

      Zing!

      I've actually never been to Hana Sushi - sounds trendy from your post. I was more excited to be rid of god-awful Koo Koo Roo blaring bad music into the street and roping off their parking lot next to Peet's every morning.

      I suppose it would have been better to have another casual spot open up there, but a good one. Oh well.

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        Scooty Apr 19, 2004 09:32 PM

        Duh.....Actually, Koo Koo Roo is still there. I assumed the vacant spot for Hana used to be Koo Koo Roo because it's next to the Koo Koo Roo only lot.

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          PayOrPlay Apr 20, 2004 12:54 AM

          Well, my wife, at least, will be relieved to hear this, since this is our local Koo Koo Roo. Mock us as y'all may, she really likes KKR chicken and some of their sides are not bad--she likes the sweet potato, butternut squash, and some of the salads, and I actually think their macaroni & cheese is not half bad, for fast food. Since we are not blessed to have a Dino's or a Zankou or some such in our benighted 'hood, we must make do with the chains.

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            LesThePress Apr 20, 2004 12:21 PM

            I used to love KKR's fresh roasted turkey, but haven't been back since they stopped serving it about a year ago!

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              Debbie Apr 20, 2004 06:55 PM

              I liked the fresh turkey too, but a couple of times I felt sort of sick after eating a KKR turkey sandwich. Maybe once from the Beverly Drive KKR, and once from the Little S.M./Sepulveda KKR. So that was the end of my KKR patronage.

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                Scooty Apr 20, 2004 08:09 PM

                How funny would it be if Koo Koo Roo in Beverly Hills now actually DID close?

                (with apologies to the people that do like it, of course - to each his own....)

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                  tmp00 May 27, 2010 03:05 PM

                  Actually, it did. Just this week apparently. The only ones left are Larchmont, West Hollywood and Santa Monica.

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                    bad nono May 27, 2010 07:53 PM

                    isn't there one on Miracle Mile as well? Right next to Marie Callender?

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                    carter May 27, 2010 05:04 PM

                    And now its former parking lot charges $3.00 to park, even for 20 minutes at 8am to go into Peet's next door, no exceptions or validations.
                    How much biz do you think Peet's lost by this maneuver?

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                      Servorg May 27, 2010 05:10 PM

                      Since this is a 6 year old post I figure that the economics may have worked themselves out by this point.

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                        mollyomormon May 27, 2010 05:32 PM

                        The funny thing about this is that, although this post is 6 years old, the Beverly Hills Koo Koo Roo only just closed this week!

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                          compucook May 29, 2010 11:42 AM

                          My daughter informed me that the woodland hills location if boarded up! I wonder if the chain has closed.

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                            wienermobile May 29, 2010 11:45 AM

                            Bankruptcy. I know the Santa Monica Store will remain open.

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                              compucook May 29, 2010 12:02 PM

                              They'd really gone down hill, I just tried the WLA number and it's disconnected. My only regret is that they'd deliver food when we were having a board meeting. Now I'm left with fewer choices. Cafe Dijon on Sawtelle seems to have been sold or lowered their standards on the chicken, so I'm less inclined to order from them either. Sigh...

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                  kevin May 29, 2010 05:01 PM

                  they don't serve fresh roasted turkey anymore, i really liked those turkey sandwiches on french roll with macoroni and cheese was great those fews times on a blue moon i got out there.

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          JosephEBacon May 29, 2010 08:19 PM

          I can still remember the original Koo Koo Roo on 6th St in Koreatown. The original owner was obsessed with quality and it showed. Sadly, Koo Koo Roo went downhill when it expanded.

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            Ashibi May 31, 2010 05:28 PM

            I noticed the one on Riverside in Toluka Lake was closed a few weeks ago. It was my usual place to swing by and pick up dinner after work. Too bad. I do miss their Turkey Pot Pie.

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              selfportrait93 May 31, 2010 05:31 PM

              So is the one in Canoga Park/Woodland Hills/Warner Center next to Fry's.

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                LesThePress Jun 1, 2010 07:43 AM

                http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/...

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